Cleveland Browns


Report: Kizer likely Browns starting QB against Titans

The quarterback carousel in Cleveland never disappoints. DeShone Kizer, benched one game for Kevin Hogan, is likely to be named the starter again by Wednesday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “(Head coach Hue) Jackson re-iterated that Kizer is ‘huge part of the future here’ and that will be a big part of his thinking process. If the Browns are going to have a young...
Hue Jackson’s day gets worse as DeShaun Watson shines

Hue Jackson’s day gets worse as DeShaun Watson shines

Perhaps Sunday’s loss was only the second-worst occurrence for Hue Jackson and the Browns. News came out that Jackson sent a text message to DeShaun Watson before April’s draft, telling him to “be ready.” The Browns had two chances to pick Watson – they took Myles Garrett No. 1 then traded out of the 12th slot with Houston, which took Watson. Watson leads the NFL in touchdown...
Kevin Hogan flunks first test as starter

Kevin Hogan flunks first test as starter

In an attempt to awaken the offense, Browns coach Hue Jackson made a quarterback switch from DeShone Kizer to Kevin Hogan. It failed. Hogan went 20 of 37 for 140 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in a blowout 33-17 loss at Houston. Making matters worse, Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson continues to look like a budding star after the Browns passed on him twice in April’s draft. The...
Would ‘Chosen Rosen’ save the Browns?

Would ‘Chosen Rosen’ save the Browns?

The Browns have a clear path to the No. 1 pick. Again. Cleveland wasn’t competitive in a blowout to the Texans on Sunday. It’s 0-6 with difficult final 10 games awaiting. San Francisco is also 0-6, though it’s looked like an NFL team most weeks. With the Browns showing no signs of life, they top almost every mock draft. DeShone Kizer, the team’s second-round pick at quarterback...
Browns benching Kizer, starting Hogan produces strong reactions

Browns benching Kizer, starting Hogan produces strong reactions

Kevin Hogan worked his way from third string afterthought to starting quarterback. Browns coach Hue Jackson named Hogan the starter on Wednesday. He’ll face a Texans defense that, while depleted, should still be among the league’s best on Sunday. The decision has warranted reactions across the board. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><...
Was Hue Jackson overruled in the Browns’ draft room?

Was Hue Jackson overruled in the Browns’ draft room?

One NFL reporter seemed to indicate Hue Jackson may not have as much power as he’d like in the Browns’ decision making. Mike Silver, an NFL Network analyst and University of California graduate (where Jackson attended), suggested the head coach didn’t get his preferred quarterback last April. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller chimed in, saying Jackson wanted Mitchell Trubisky,...
Hogan to replace Kizer as starting QB for Browns game vs. Texans

Hogan to replace Kizer as starting QB for Browns game vs. Texans

Browns head coach Hue Jackson announced this morning that Kevin Hogan will start Sunday’s game at Houston. Hogan replaced rookie DeShone Kizer in the second half of last week’s 17-14 loss to the Jets. Kizer started the first five games of the season. Hogan is the 28th different staring quarterback for the Browns since 1999. “I’ve made the decision to start Kevin this week,&rdquo...
Suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon comes clean in documentary

Suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon comes clean in documentary

Since 2013, Josh Gordon has been plagued by substance-abuse related suspensions that’ve derailed a once promising NFL career. He hasn’t played a game since December 2014. His first suspension was canceled after he failed a test for codeine, which was in his prescribed cough syrup. He was arrest for DUI in 2014 and suspended 10 games.  Gordon revealed his struggles in a recent...
Browns lose tiebreaker for pole position in NFL draft

Browns lose tiebreaker for pole position in NFL draft

The race to the bottom will require pure incompetency this season, it appears. Despite their struggles, the Browns lost pole position in the draft this weekend. The win-less Giants’ strength of schedule slots them No. 1 overall. The win-less 49ers comes in third. After picking first a year ago, the Browns weren’t supposed to be in this position again. Yes it’s early, but the team...
Suspended Browns receiver Gordon details drug use, hopes for comeback

Suspended Browns receiver Gordon details drug use, hopes for comeback

Revealing he was scared for his life because of another drug relapse, suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is making his case to be reinstated by the NFL. Gordon detailed years of substance use, the depths of his addiction and his determination to turn his life around during a 13-minute video released Tuesday on the website Uninterrupted. The former All-Pro who led the league in yards receiving...
Jackson undecided on Browns’ messy quarterback situation

Jackson undecided on Browns’ messy quarterback situation

Browns coach Hue Jackson is undecided about his starting quarterback. Jackson benched struggling rookie DeShone Kizer at halftime of Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets, replacing the 21-year-old with Kevin Hogan, who moved Cleveland’s offense and threw two touchdown passes. Jackson said Monday that he’s still weighing whether it would be beneficial to sit Kizer, who has thrown a...
Hue Jackson under microscope as he falls to 1-20 as Browns coach

Hue Jackson under microscope as he falls to 1-20 as Browns coach

The Browns lost again Sunday, coming up short in an ugly 17-14 duel with the Jets. That dropped coach Hue Jackson to 1-20 in his Browns tenure. Perhaps even more disturbing, Cleveland’s offense and quarterback play have been putrid under Jackson - the two areas he’s supposed to know best. Jackson’s been criticized all year, and it picked up more steam on Sunday, especially for benching...
Fans and analysts react to DeShone Kizer’s benching

Fans and analysts react to DeShone Kizer’s benching

After an abysmal first half, Browns coach Hue Jackson pulled the plug on rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer. Kizer was benched in the second half on Sunday’s game against the Jets. Kevin Hogan led the Browns on a touchdown drive following the move, but they trail the Jets 17-7 in the fourth quarter. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="...
Watch: David Njoku gives Cleveland first lead of season

Watch: David Njoku gives Cleveland first lead of season

It’s been a good weekend for Miami Hurricanes football. David Njoku thought he’d keep it going. The rookie first-round draft pick caught a pass from Kevin Hogan to give the Browns their first lead of the season at 7-3 over the New York Jets. https://twitter.com/Browns/status/917100518647857152 The lead didn’t last long. Josh McCown led the Jets down the field and they’re back...
Watch: Myles Garrett gets sack No. 2 in game No. 1

Watch: Myles Garrett gets sack No. 2 in game No. 1

This Myles Garrett kid might be pretty good. After notching a sack in his first NFL snap, the Browns defensive lineman, and No. 1 overall pick, punished Jets quarterback Josh McCown again in the second quarter. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ANOTHER ONE.<a href="https://twitter.com/MylesLGarrett?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"...
Watch: Browns’ Jason McCourty intercepts Josh McCown

Watch: Browns’ Jason McCourty intercepts Josh McCown

Jason McCourty might be the rare Browns free-agent acquisition worth his money. McCourty’s strong season continued Sunday with an interception of Jets quarterback Josh McCown. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We �� you, <a href="https://twitter.com/McCourtyTwins?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"...
Browns squander first chance at points versus Jets

Browns squander first chance at points versus Jets

The Browns almost took their first lead of the season. Instead, Isaiah Crowell fumbled a pitch at the 7-yard line and the Jets protected a scoreless tie during Sunday’s game. Analysts lit into the Browns for another inexplicable mistake. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Browns blow first lead chance...
Predicting Bengals-Bills and all Week 5 games

Predicting Bengals-Bills and all Week 5 games

Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 5 of NFL games. New York Jets (2-2) at Cleveland Browns (0-4) No idea why/how the Browns are favored in this one. Pick: Jets 17, Browns 13 Carolina Panthers (3-1) at Detroit Lions (3-1) There won’t be anything funny about this one, Cam Pick: Lions 34, Panthers 24 ›› Bengals receiver charged with drug possession...
DeShone Kizer staying level headed through struggles

DeShone Kizer staying level headed through struggles

Rookie DeShone Kizer, statistically and via the eye test, might be the worst quarterback in the league. He’s trying to stay optimistic while his team has slumped to a winless first month. “When you are 0-4 and statistically one of the worst quarterbacks out there right now, you have to figure out where you are headed,” Kizer said. “What is the path right now? What is the message?...
Kizer: It’d help to have veteran QB in room

Kizer: It’d help to have veteran QB in room

The Browns might’ve gone one step too far in their youth movement. Surprisingly, it could be at the quarterback position.  Cleveland jettisoned veterans over the past couple seasons, and most recently dumped signal callers Josh McCown and Brock Osweiler. Osweiler isn’t exactly a prize, but McCown has been serviceable with the Jets and is a renowned locker room presence. That&rsquo...
Adam Jones: Browns’ problems don’t fall on Hue Jackson

Adam Jones: Browns’ problems don’t fall on Hue Jackson

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones is defending one of his former coaches. After the Bengals beat down the Browns, 31-7, on Sunday, Jones argued that Cleveland’s struggles don’t fall on coach Hue Jackson. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pacman: "From watching today and watching film, I probably...
Sports Today: What Battle of Ohio blowout means for Bengals, Browns

Sports Today: What Battle of Ohio blowout means for Bengals, Browns

After another Battle of Ohio beatdown, the Cincinnati Bengals have hopes and the Cleveland Browns have none.  Finally the 2017 pro football season has arrived in the Buckeye State.  While the Bengals try to figure out how to catch the Steelers, Browns fans can start putting together their draft boards.  Everything is how it should be.  I wrote Friday I was nervous about how certain...
Browns understand fans leaving early

Browns understand fans leaving early

Hue Jackson doesn’t blame fans for leaving early after the Browns fell behind 31-0 in the third quarter en route to another loss Sunday. Cleveland lost 31-7 to the previously winless Bengals. The Browns sit at 0-4. Jackson is 1-19 in his tenure as coach. “It pains me,” Jackson said. “It does. I see it all. I saw everything here today because we all want to give them what...
Hue Jackson falls under heavy criticism for winless Browns

Hue Jackson falls under heavy criticism for winless Browns

Four games in, the Browns have no wins. And that means Hue Jackson is taking heat. The Browns have looked largely incompetent in their losses, and rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer has struggled mightily. In comes the frustration with Jackson. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hue Jackson is like 9-67...
Archdeacon: Bengals players weigh in on recent anthem protests

Archdeacon: Bengals players weigh in on recent anthem protests

Regardless of the way some people try to twist their message, they say they are not anti-American. They’re not against the national anthem, the flag or the military. And they’re certainly not SOBs. Late Sunday afternoon – following their 31-7 blowout of the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Stadium – a trio of Cincinnati Bengals players showed themselves to be passionate,...
Browns fans exit early during blowout loss to Bengals

Browns fans exit early during blowout loss to Bengals

Browns fans aren’t pleased. With their team staring 0-4 in the face, fans were leaving the stadium before the conclusion of Cleveland’s loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. The Browns were trailing 31-0 in the fourth quarter and went on to lose 31-7. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Browns: <...
Bengals intercept Browns in red zone

Bengals intercept Browns in red zone

With the Browns knocking at the door, Kenny Britt ruined their odds again. A pass bounced off Britt’s chest and into the hands of Bengals linebacker Clay Fejedelem, ending a potential scoring drive in the red zone. It was the second interception off Britt’s hands in as many weeks. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en"...
Browns fans boo Kenny Britt in opening quarter

Browns fans boo Kenny Britt in opening quarter

It didn’t take long for Browns fans to start booing Kenny Britt. Britt slipped on a third-down route and caused 20 yards of penalties on Cleveland’s first drive, which began at the 30-yard line after a strip sack, but ended with a missed field goal. The Bengals and Browns are scoreless in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. <div></div><br><blockquote class="...
Bengals, Browns stand and lock arms for anthem

Bengals, Browns stand and lock arms for anthem

The Bengals and Browns stood for the anthem and locked arms before Sunday’s game. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bengals?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bengals</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Browns?src=hash&...
Browns defense shorthanded vs. Bengals

Browns defense shorthanded vs. Bengals

Jamie Collins, Myles Garrett and Danny Shelton will be missing from the Browns front seven against the Bengals on Sunday. Quarterback Cody Kessler is also inactive, unsurprising given that Kevin Hogan secured the backup job. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our inactives for <a href="https://twitter...
Battle of Ohio: Bengals vs. Browns history

Battle of Ohio: Bengals vs. Browns history

The 88th edition of the battle of Ohio is Sunday. The Bengals lead the all-time series 48-39 and have won five in a row, each by double digits. Hue Jackson, formerly the Bengals offensive coordinator, is in his second season as Browns coach. They lost the meetings last year 31-17 and 23-10. Cincinnati is 10-4 against Cleveland this decade after winning the 2000s 12-8. Now, both teams sit at 0-3 and...
Battle of Ohio: Bengals get first win of season in laugher over Browns

Battle of Ohio: Bengals get first win of season in laugher over Browns

The Battle of Ohio resulted in yet another rout on Lake Erie as the Cincinnati Bengals continued their dominance of the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium with a 31-7 rout for their first win of the season. In their last four trips to Cleveland, the Bengals have outscored the Browns 121-20. Cincinnati (1-3) has won six in a row against Cleveland overall for the first time since the series began...
Sports Today: Can the Bengals get well in Cleveland?

Sports Today: Can the Bengals get well in Cleveland?

The Cincinnati Bengals have a chance to beat the Cleveland Browns for the sixth consecutive time this weekend, and I’m afraid to admit I feel it is likely that will happen.  If following sports has taught me anything, it is that feeling like you know something is always dangerous, but all signs point to a good day on the lake for the men in stripes.  They took some important steps...
Browns finish last in PFF power rankings

Browns finish last in PFF power rankings

Pro Football Focus doesn’t see much hope in Cleveland this football season. Its power rankings, which project future performance, have the Browns at No. 32. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="nl" dir="ltr">PFFELO Power Rankings - Heading into Week 4<a href="https://t.co/1Z5pMcjt1b">https://t.co/1Z5pMcjt1b<...
Hue Jackson reminds fans Browns aren’t in win-now mode

Hue Jackson reminds fans Browns aren’t in win-now mode

When the Browns dropped to 0-3 with a 31-28 loss to the Colts on Sunday, coach Hue Jackson was candid. The Browns are the only team that hasn’t led a game this year. Reality: They aren’t built to win. "That question that you just asked, that's something that you've got to talk to (Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown) about, and the executive team,&rdquo...
Bengals open as favorites over Browns

Bengals open as favorites over Browns

In the duel between too hapless in-state foes, the Bengals are the favorites over the Browns. The Bengals are favored by four points, per BookMaker.Eu, in a battle of winless teams. The game’s over/under is 40 - considering both team’s offenses, that’s a tricky number. Whichever 0-3 team loses this Sunday can begin looking toward the draft. The other has an extremely slight chance...
Bengals-Browns to face off in futility bowl

Bengals-Browns to face off in futility bowl

Even for two franchises with histories that fall well short of glorious, Sunday’s Battle of Ohio between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns could be an all-timer on the futility scale. Both teams are 0-3 after the Bengals fell at Green Bay 27-24 in overtime Sunday while the Browns lost 31-28 at Indianapolis . That means the 88th...
Kizer responds to Trump’s comments

Kizer responds to Trump’s comments

DeShone Kizer had a rough day in the Browns’ 31-28 loss to the Colts Sunday. But in his postgame press conference, he made one thing clear. Responding to President Donald Trump’s comments referring to kneeling NFL players as a “son of a bitch,” Kizer said it’s a tragedy that the discussion is taking place. Kizer added, “I’m no son of a bitch.&rdquo...
Kizer admits he’s a work in progress

Kizer admits he’s a work in progress

DeShone Kizer was roughed up by a bad team on Sunday. He completed 22 of 47 throws and threw three interceptions against previously winless Indianapolis in a 31-28 loss. “First one, didn’t put the ball where I was supposed to put it,” Kizer said. “Second one, didn’t put the ball where I was supposed to put it.” Kizer made it clear his accuracy must improve...
Browns: Relive Kenny Britt’s impressive touchdown catch

Browns: Relive Kenny Britt’s impressive touchdown catch

The Cleveland Browns fell just short in a 31-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. The loss dropped them to 0-3, but Cleveland showed some life offensively. Free-agent signing Kenny Britt was among the positives. Britt caught a touchdown from rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer with a cornerback draped all over him. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet">...
Browns lose 15th straight road game, fall to 0-3

Browns lose 15th straight road game, fall to 0-3

Jacoby Brissett needed one game to really get acclimated to running the Colts’ offense. On Sunday, he showed how much he’s picked up in three short weeks. The quarterback, acquired from New England in a Sept. 2 trade, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another then watched the defense hold off Cleveland’s late charge for a 31-28 victory — Indy’s first of the season...
Browns owners condemn Trump comments on NFL player protests

Browns owners condemn Trump comments on NFL player protests

Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam on Sunday denounced comments made by President Donald Trump about players kneeling during the national anthem. “We must not let misguided, uninformed and divisive comments from the President or anyone else deter us from our efforts to unify,” the Haslams said in a statement. “Our stance in support of the liberties of peaceful, personal expression...
Joe Thomas turns snaps record into comedy

Joe Thomas turns snaps record into comedy

Joe Thomas set the NFL snaps record Sunday, exceeding 10,000 (10,064, to be exact). He’s had fun on social media all week, talking about his time with the Browns. On Thursday, he posted a photo mimicking Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game pose. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="...
WATCH: Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas hilariously calls out defensive linemen everywhere

WATCH: Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas hilariously calls out defensive linemen everywhere

Joe Thomas is the hero offensive linemen past, present and future have been waiting for.  From peewee to the pros, this is a position group that rarely gets much recognition.  Even for those of us who never made it to college football, let alone the NFL, there’s a certain understanding it’s a thankless job and someone else will get the glory.  Thomas, the stalwart Cleveland...
Report: Andrew Luck won’t play against Browns 

Report: Andrew Luck won’t play against Browns 

This may be the Browns’ best chance to get a win this season. If Cleveland wants to show progress, it will have a chance this Sunday in a situation that’s been rare for the Browns: It will likely be the favorite against Indianapolis. The Colts will be without Andrew Luck, according to reports. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="...
McCourty excelling for Browns so far

McCourty excelling for Browns so far

The Browns are 0-2. but there have been positives. Jason McCourty is among them.  Pro Football Focus rates McCourty as one of the best cornerbacks in the league. He hasn’t allowed a catch yet, according to their data. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jason McCourty has been an excellent pickup...
Kizer, Browns beaten down by Ravens in 'growing experience'

Kizer, Browns beaten down by Ravens in 'growing experience'

After a gutsy performance Week 1, Sunday was a true welcome to the NFL for Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer. Kizer turned the ball over four times, left the game with a migraine and lost to the Ravens by two touchdowns. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"He’s not going to get rattled...
Report: Browns’ Coleman has broken hand

Report: Browns’ Coleman has broken hand

The Browns offense took a big hit on Sunday. On top of losing 24-10 to the rival Ravens, Browns receiver Corey Coleman reportedly believes he’s broken a bone in his hand. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Browns?src=hash">#Browns</a> WR...
Sports Today: Bengals loss a blip, or sign of things to come?

Sports Today: Bengals loss a blip, or sign of things to come?

The Cincinnati Bengals’ season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens could not have gone worse.  That isn’t hyperbole. There are virtually no positives to take away from it aside from no one being seriously injured.  The way Marvin Lewis’ team looked Sunday, that won’t matter in the long run because they can’t win with this collection of players if they can&rsquo...
Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals ready to get started for real

Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals ready to get started for real

The Cincinnati Bengals made their final cuts, set their practice squad then made a few more moves.  They kept seven receivers, and they got a lot younger.  The Bengals also got a little smaller on the defensive front, trading high-potential, low-yield Wille Clarke for short-but-productive offseason acquisition Chris Smith.  Four of the players drafted in April didn’t make...
Sports Today: NFL’s terrible rules screw Bengals again

Sports Today: NFL’s terrible rules screw Bengals again

The further criminalization of physical contact in the NFL caught up with the Bengals late Sunday night when news broke Vontaze Burfict is facing a five-game suspension.  My knee-jerk reaction was five games seems like an awful lot, even for a repeat offender.  I thought I should sleep on it, and this morning I still feel that way.  But, hey, rules are rules, right?  Well...
Sports Today: Cleveland Browns vindicate Hue Jackson, prove coach’s point with latest anthem protest

Sports Today: Cleveland Browns vindicate Hue Jackson, prove coach’s point with latest anthem protest

Hue Jackson gets the big picture surrounding the national anthem demonstrations in the NFL more fully than 99 percent of the people who have said or written about it in the past year.  The Cleveland Browns coach was right to point out using the Star-Spangled Banner and the American flag as vehicles of protest has steered the coverage and discussions off course consistently since the first time...
Sports Today: It’s a Cincinnati Bengals game day

Sports Today: It’s a Cincinnati Bengals game day

Cincinnati Bengals fans, the long wait for preseason game No. 1 ends tonight with Marvin Lewis’ team hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Jay Morrison already laid out his six things to watch tonight and hit all the most important aspects of the game I can see, such as they are when the outcome doesn’t matter.  I am with Jay in wanting to see how Trey Hopkins performs on the offensive...
Osweiler to get the start at QB in Browns’ preseason opener

Osweiler to get the start at QB in Browns’ preseason opener

Brock Osweiler will start the Browns preseason opener Thursday night against the Saints, coach Hue Jackson announced Monday morning. The Browns have four quarterbacks — Osweiler, Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan — in camp vying for the starting job. “At this stage in the evaluation process of our quarterbacks, we are going to have Brock start the preseason opener against...
Browns show promise in training camp

Browns show promise in training camp

BEREA — The Cleveland Browns have taken a positive approach to improving their 1-15 record from a season ago. The Browns were one of the biggest winners on draft day and did an admirable job addressing some needs in free agency. Now it’s time to see if the offseason acquisitions will mesh with existing talent and help win games.   Judging by the first few days of training camp the...
Sports Today: Rejoice as football plans come into focus

Sports Today: Rejoice as football plans come into focus

Good news: The slowest sports week I can remember* this year is almost over.  Ohio State announced yesterday training camp will begin for the Buckeyes next Thursday. Heroic OSU SID Jerry Emig also gave us a way to kill some time yesterday by publishing the 2017 media guide. I’m not afraid to admit I used to love going through those when they were still printed (but I’d rather pretend...
Scary sight for the Browns: No. 1 pick Garrett limping off the field

Scary sight for the Browns: No. 1 pick Garrett limping off the field

Myles Garrett limped off the field Wednesday, a scary sight for the Cleveland Browns. The No. 1 overall draft pick sustained an injury to his left foot late in practice while rushing quarterback Brock Osweiler during a two-minute drill. The severity of the injury is not yet known, and the Browns are hoping it’s not serious. Garrett, who missed time earlier this spring with an unspecified injury...
Sports Today: Bengals rocked, Browns rolling, Ohio State speaks and basketball, basketball, basketball

Sports Today: Bengals rocked, Browns rolling, Ohio State speaks and basketball, basketball, basketball

So, NFL free agency officially started yesterday, and it was pretty much a disaster for the Cincinnati Bengals.  The possibility of losing guard Kevin Zeitler in free agency was always there, but I think most people expected them to at least keep tackle Andrew Whitworth.  They’re both gone, and the offensive line that was shaky to begin with is currently in shambles. Barring a big...
Browns to sign Bitonio to extension; signing center from Packers

Browns to sign Bitonio to extension; signing center from Packers

The Browns are signing guard Joel Bitonio to a contract extension, according to multiple reports. Bitonio, 25, played in only five games for the Browns in 2016 because of a foot injury. The 2017 season would have been the final year of his four-year rookie deal with the Browns. Bitonio was a second-round pick in 2014. The Browns also are reportedly signing center J.C. Tretter, who spent the last four...
Sports Today: 2 Reds positives, Browns QB talk, another Buckeye could be a Bengals fit and more 

Sports Today: 2 Reds positives, Browns QB talk, another Buckeye could be a Bengals fit and more 

Reds win! Reds win! Reds win!  OK, normally this is not headline news in March, but in this case one has indeed belonged to the Reds for the first time.  (We may be heading into a season in which positives are few and far between, so just roll with it…)  The Cincinnati 9 beat the Chicago Cubs 6-2 yesterday to improve to 1-6 on the spring.  Far more significant: Amir Garrett...
Sports Today: NFL combine, Ohio State buzzer-beater, NBA developments and local gems galore 

Sports Today: NFL combine, Ohio State buzzer-beater, NBA developments and local gems galore 

Welcome to NFL Combine week!  (The annual event actually overlaps two weeks, but this is easier shorthand, OK?) There are lots of storylines, starting today when many of the league’s coaches and personnel staffers meet with reporters to talk about the state of their teams.  This draft year already includes a lot of intrigue around the quarterbacks, who seem to be going through...
Projected top pick prays for Cowboys trade to avoid Cleveland Browns

Projected top pick prays for Cowboys trade to avoid Cleveland Browns

Myles Garrett, the Texas A&M defensive end and projected top pick for the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 NFL draft, is begging for divine intervention. Or at least Jerry Jones’ intervention. Garrett filmed a video of himself begging on his knees with his hands clasped for his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, to trade for the Browns No. 1 pick so he doesn’t have to play in Cleveland. In...
Joe Thomas has thoughts on who Browns should take No. 1 in the NFL draft

Joe Thomas has thoughts on who Browns should take No. 1 in the NFL draft

Joe Thomas has been with the Browns long enough to be a de facto member of the front office.  Shoot, maybe they should just give him the team because it’s unlikely any member of the organization has done their job as well for as long as he has.  Here’s a test of the long-time left tackle’s football knowledge: He wants the Browns to draft someone he would block instead of...
Johnny Manziel has Twitter advice for President Donald Trump

Johnny Manziel has Twitter advice for President Donald Trump

Johnny Manziel is back on the scene not just in time for the Super Bowl but also to help out our 45th president as he settles into the Oval Office.  The former Browns quarterback offered some important social media advice for President Donald J. Trump on Monday.  “Yo @POTUS even I know to stay away from the notifications section on twitter. (Expletive) will drive you crazy, lead the...
Fans raise enough money for Browns ‘0-16’ parade

Fans raise enough money for Browns ‘0-16’ parade

If the Cleveland Browns can finish off a historic season, should the town and its fans celebrate? That is the question percolating in northeast Ohio these days. At least cost won’t be a problem. A GoFundMe started to raise $1,999 to cover the costs of putting on a parade in honor of the once-proud franchise going 0-16 (if it loses its last two games) has far surpassed that goal. It is already...
7 things to know for NFL Week 15: Bengals-Steelers, Browns-Bills, etc.

7 things to know for NFL Week 15: Bengals-Steelers, Browns-Bills, etc.

Week 15 of the NFL season is upon us.  Here are the things you’ll want to watch for around the league, starting in Cincinnati with the Bengals against the Steelers. Cincinnati enters the weekend in third place in the AFC North, but the Bengals could still improbably win the division if they beat the Steelers this week, the Texans next week and the Ravens in Week 17. Of course, the Steelers...
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